Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has annouced that Hawks head Anwa Dramat has resigned. National Police Minister Riah Phiyega made the announcement in Parliament this afternoon.
Phiyega told Parliament Dramat and the police had reached a settlement.
The full annoucement reads that Dramat had requested to leave the service after both parties, his lawyers and the police minister, agreed on that.
Dramat has confirmed his request with the National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega to leave the service and has since filed his application to that effect. Dramat had been placed on leave following an agreement he reached with police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko in February.
Judge Bill Prinsloo had ruled at that time that his January 23 order allowing Dramat to return to work remained in effect, irrespective of any other appeal that may be brought. Prinsloo also ruled that Nhleko’s decision to appoint Berning Ntlemeza as acting national Hawks head was unlawful and invalid.
Dramat was suspended on December 23, pending a probe into his alleged involvement in the illegal rendition of four Zimbabweans in November 2010.
Last month, Nhleko says there had been ongoing discussions over Hawks boss Anwa Dramat’s possible resignation. Dramat informed Nhleko in December that he wanted to be relieved of his duties, according to the ministry.